THNOC will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, open Friday, Nov. 28, and close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. THNOC will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, open Friday, Nov. 28, and close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. THNOC will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, open Friday, Nov. 28, and close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. THNOC will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, open Friday, Nov. 28, and close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Events

Exhibitions

Spotlights

Spotlights

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Now available from THNOC

features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs

The oldest known musical document in Louisiana history is now available to music and history lovers worldwide, thanks to the release of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s newest title, French Baroque Music of New Orleans: Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736). The book features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs, which the Ursuline convent received in 1754 and has never before been published. (more…)

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Holiday Happenings at The Shop

Throughout December
533 Royal St.

The holidays are here, and The Shop at The Collection is offering special incentives, extended hours, and artist events throughout December. (more…)

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2014 fall issue
Andrew Jackson: Larger Than Life

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2014 fall Quarterly is now available.

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Discover Louisiana’s Portuguese Heritage
with THNOC

April 17–April 26, 2015
Deposits are due December 15, 2014.

Discover New Orleans’s Portuguese heritage with The Historic New Orleans Collection, April 17–April 26, 2015. (more…)

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THNOC given 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The award celebrates hospitality excellence.

We are proud to announce that The Historic New Orleans Collection recently received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! (more…)

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Remembering Katrina

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August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014 (more…)

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Lesson Plans

Lesson plans now online

The Historic New Orleans Collection has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create unique lesson plans for teachers and educators. These plans draw on primary sources from THNOC’s deep archival holdings.

Lesson plans for two exhibitions, Shout Sister Shout! and Creole World, are now online. Both are designed for use with grades seven through nine.

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Now available!
Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere

Order your copy today!

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world.

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Featured item from the archive: 19th century journal

Surveyor’s notebook turns out to be Civil War general’s journal

Since the opening of the museum doors in 1974, THNOC has continuously added to its archive to further its mission of protecting and preserving items related to New Orleans and Gulf Coast history. (more…)

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Maps from The Collection

are now on the LOUISiana Digital Library

Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection have been added to The LOUISiana Digital Library, an online library of more than 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of significant manuscript and printed maps. Acquisition was begun by The Collection’s founder, General L. Kemper Williams, in the 1920s and ’30s. Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present. (more…)